Candace Owens says parents must SUE woke schools who want to cancel conservative thinking and blasts ‘meaningless’ degrees like gender studies
- The commentator said: ‘Parents have to start speaking out…you have to start suing the schools because they’re ruining the lives of young children’
- She was joined by Charlie Kirk who added: ‘It takes courage to be a young conservative. It’s time for adults to start to protect young people’s rights’
- Their comments came in the wake of two separate controversies that impacted NYC schools where parents complained their children were being brainwashed
- Owens added: ‘This is systematic bullying that’s happening…it’s propagandist’
- On Monday the math teacher who spoke out against a NYC school’s anti-racism curriculum was ‘relieved of his teaching duties’, it was confirmed
Candace Owens has called on parents to sue woke schools who seek to ‘cancel’ conservative thinking among students and teachers.
The conservative commentator said: ‘Parents have to start speaking out, not just speaking out, but suing. You have to start suing the schools because they’re ruining the lives of young children.’
She was joined on Fox News by Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk, who added: ‘Where are the adults that are going to start to stand up and realize that the next generation that’s standing up for freedom in our country is worthy of protection, in this situation?
‘It takes courage to be a young conservative. It’s time for adults to start to protect young people’s right to organize and speak their mind.’
Their comments came in the wake of two separate controversies that impacted elite New York City prep schools where parents complained their children were being brainwashed with anti-racism ideology.
Owens added: ‘This thought process that we keep seeing that conservatives are not allowed to exist, that being conservative is backwards and it’s wrong, and especially when it comes to the education system taking part in this, right?
‘Smearing and labeling their own students, these students having to transfer out of schools. This is systematic bullying that’s happening, but worse than that, it’s propagandist.’
She later praised Andrew Gutmann, 45, who pulled his daughter from $54,000 a year Brearley school as ‘an absolute hero’ before blasting ‘meaningless’ degrees like gender studies.
Candace Owens has said parents need to start suing woke schools who want to cancel conservative thinking. The conservative commentator said: ‘Parents have to start speaking out, not just speaking out, but suing. You have to start suing the schools’
She was joined on Fox News by Turning Point founder Charlie Kirk, who added: ‘Where are the adults that are going to start to stand up and realize that the next generation that’s standing up for freedom in our country is worthy of protection, in this situation?’
Owens added: ‘What is taking place throughout the universities and colleges and schools is a form of social engineering.
‘They are taking your children, undermining parents at every single point in the purpose because they want to turn the children into government activists.
‘They want to grow government and depend on government they don’t want them to turn to mom and dad for answers, they want them to think mom and dad are wrong and backwards and racist.
‘They are handing out meaningless degrees, degrees in gender studies.
Responding to one student’s claims that they were punished for studying her as a role model in Black History Month, Owens said: ‘This young girl you brought up…picked me, a black person, for Black History Month, and she was accused of being a racist.
‘I mean, that is so twisted and perverted and wrong. It would be funny if it wasn’t so cruel that led to her actually having to transfer out of this school.’
Kirk added: ‘This is a cultural fire alarm. I mean, we have young people that want to start groups or even write an essay, like about Candace, in support of their country, and they are being accused of things that they not only do, but things they don’t believe.’
One Monday the math teacher who spoke out against a New York City school’s anti-racism curriculum has been ‘relieved of his teaching duties’, it was confirmed.
Grace Church School teacher Paul Rossi was ousted after he accused the $57,000-a-year school of indoctrinating students last week.
Topher Nichols, the school spokesman, told DailyMail.com Monday: ‘I can confirm that Paul was relieved of his teaching duties.
‘He has been invited to spend the remainder of his contract with the school contributing to a new task force that will review best practices nationwide around belonging.’
George P. Davison (right) the head of the Grace Church High School in Manhattan, sent a letter to parents and staff saying he was ‘disappointed’ math teacher Paul Rossi (left) had publicly blasted the private school in a blog post
Rossi said he decided to come forward because he could no longer stay silent while ‘witnessing the harmful impact’ that anti-racism instruction has on children.
He is now claiming headteacher, George P. Davison, privately agreed the school is ‘demonizing white people for being born’. That accusation came Monday in response to a letter by Davison said to have been shared with staff Sunday.
That note from Davison is said to have read: ‘You should know that Paul has declined his contract so will not be returning in the fall.
‘The wellbeing of our community is our first priority, and we take it seriously whenever students raise concerns about the professionalism of a teacher.
‘It is clear to me that Paul cannot be effective as a teacher at Grace any more. I have informed him that he is relieved of his teaching duties, and we’ve asked two support teachers to take over his math classes for the final quarter.
‘He has been asked to not come into the building without prior coordination.’
Topher Nichols, the school spokesman, confirmed to DailyMail.com Monday: ‘I can confirm that Paul was relieved of his teaching duties’
Rossi responded, claiming head George P. Davison privately agreed the school is now ‘demonizing white people for being born’
The school had told DailyMail.com Thursday that Rossi wouldn’t be fired or face discipline over his post.
Rossi then said he received an email from school Principal Davison saying he should stay home until further notice for ‘security concerns.’
He is said to have been asked to stay home after another colleague threatened him in the wake of his complaints being published.
By Monday he had been ‘relieved of his duties’.
At a second NYC school Andrew Gutmann, 45, announced in an April 13 letter shared by journalist Bari Weiss that he has chosen not to reenroll his daughter in the all-girls Brearley school where annual tuition is $54,000.
He pulled his daughter from the school over its woke antiracism ‘obsession.’ He accused the school of ‘teaching what to think not how to think.’
The school responded by slamming him for being ‘offensive.’
On Monday Woke, Inc author Vivek Ramaswamy also blasted what he calls a culture of ‘indoctrination’.
He said American schools are ‘going down the tubes’ because they have been ‘infected’ with ‘woke culture’ that has ‘sacrificed the idea of excellence’ by ‘indoctrinating’ students.
Ramaswamy, a biotech entrepreneur and the author of Woke, Inc, compared the wave of ‘wokeness’ in schools to China’s Cultural Revolution of the 60s and 70s, when its people were indoctrinated with Maoism by the Communist Party.
Rossi on Tuesday came forward with allegations in a blog post that he published on Substack
Grace Church High School is a $57,000-a-year private school whose famous alumni include actor David Duchovny and New York Times columnist David Brooks
Vivek Ramaswamy (above) spoke out in response to two separate controversies that impacted elite New York City prep schools where parents complained their children were being brainwashed with anti-racism ideology
Ramaswamy told Fox News that these incidents illustrate the extent to which American children are being brainwashed.
‘I think it’s going to be really damaging, poisoning the minds of our next generation,’ he told Fox News.
‘The thing about America as a country is that we are not like many other countries throughout history – defined on the basis of a single ethnicity, or a single language, or a single monarch.
‘America is an idea, and part of being an idea as a country means this.
‘The way we describe America affects that America actually works, that’s why we call it the American dream. It’s what we aspire to. E pluribus unum (out of many, one). That’s what we should be aspiring to, ideas that bind us together.
HEAD OF DALTON RESIGNS AMID ROW OVER WOKE POLICIES
Jim Best said he would see out the year at the $50,000-a-year institution then step down to pursue ‘other opportunities’
The head of the elite Manhattan school Dalton is stepping down this year after being slammed by parents for pushing an ‘obsessive’, antiracism agenda on students.
Jim Best said he would see out the year at the $50,000-a-year institution then step down to pursue ‘other opportunities’.
His resignation is in response to parents’ complaints that Dalton, like other prestigious private schools Grace Church and Brearley, is indoctrinating students with its woke agenda.
Dalton parents penned an anonymous open letter to the school earlier this week.
‘Every class this year has had an obsessive focus on race and identity, ‘racist cop’ reenactments in science, ‘de-centering whiteness’ in art class, learning about white supremacy and sexuality in health class.
‘Wildly inappropriate, many of these classes feel more akin to a Zoom corporate sensitivity-training than to Dalton’s intellectually engaging curriculum,’ it read.
He added: ‘Instead we have been obsessing over diversity, our differences, for a decade now forgetting all of the ways in which we are actually the same, and now that’s getting transmitted to the next generation.
‘I think the way we describe this country to them will affect the way it works in the next generation, and that’s something to be really frightened of.’
Gutmann, who runs his family’s chemical business, told the New York Post on Saturday that he penned the 1,700-word letter he mailed to 650 different families because ‘someone had to speak out.’ He said he does not regret sending the letter.
‘She hasn’t been brainwashed yet by the school – but she’s had me at home. I’m not so sure that’s true of the other kids,’ Gutmann told the outlet, referring to his daughter.
‘Someone had to do it. Someone had to light the match. Everyone’s so afraid of cancel culture. We’re going to destroy the city, we’re going to destroy the country.’
Gutmann said he refused to sign the school’s anti-racism pledge in October.
The school had started the required pledge after black alumnae accused the school of racism in posts made to the Instagram account account ‘Black at Brearley,’ according to the Washington Free Beacon.
The school’s antiracism and diversity plans are extensively described on its website.
‘I thought they were going to kick my daughter out then,’ Gutmann said.
‘They didn’t, but next year they have the pledge built into the yearly school contract.’
The concerned dad claimed that the school’s ‘once-rigorous curriculum’ completely changed after administrators ‘managed to sneak’ in an increased emphasis on race during the pandemic ‘when everyone was distracted,’ the New York Post reported.
‘I don’t know who’s really driving this and nobody does,’ he told the outlet.
Gutmann said the thing he resented the most about Brearley is that the school ‘has begun to teach what to think, instead of how to think.’
Jane Fried, Brearley’s head of school, sent a message to the school’s families on Friday in which she slammed Gutmann’s letter as ‘deeply offensive and harmful.’
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